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Doctor insights on: Perceived Stress Scale For Teen Pregnancy

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What are symptoms of early teen pregnancy?

What are symptoms of early teen pregnancy?

Same as adults...: ...And may include missed periods, bloating, nausea, fatigue, tender breasts, vaginal spotting from implantation, headaches (from the surge in hormones) and lower back pain. A simple pregnancy test can more accurately detect an early pregnancy (usually by day 7);. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Why the us has a dropping teen pregnancy rate?

Why the us has a dropping teen pregnancy rate?

Two main factors: There is some evidence in a delay of sexual activity in some population groups while in others the use of dependable birth control methods is up. ...Read more

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What is the best way to eliminate a teen pregnancy?

What is the best way to eliminate  a teen pregnancy?

Education and access: Education of teenagers about pregnancy and its prevention and ready access to birth control are the best ways to eliminate teen pregnancies in this country. ...Read more

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Has anyone here witnessed a teen pregnancy delivery?

Has anyone here  witnessed a teen pregnancy delivery?

Yes: My first delivery as a medical student was from a 13yo. She did a lot better than some i've dealt with since.Sad that some go down this road so unprepaired. ...Read more

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Which is effective advertising against teen pregnancy?

Which is effective advertising against teen pregnancy?

Discipline: Home and school discipline is in the past. It needs a whole new look at the decadence in our society. There is no effective commercial because the kids ignore it. ...Read more

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What are the emotional effects of teen pregnancy?

What are the emotional effects of teen pregnancy?

Depression: Teens are at risk for pregnancy and postpartum depression. They often feel isolated from their friends and left out of social functions. They are also less likely to finish school or attend college than their non-pregnant friends. Teens are also more likely to experience mood swings from hormonal changes during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How can we stop teen pregnancy? Preach abstinence?

How can we stop teen pregnancy? Preach abstinence?

Not very effective.: Sort of like telling people not to eat or breathe. Sex is one of the major human needs and most people want to satisfy the need. There are some who will abstain but they seem to be the minority. ...Read more

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How do you get medical coverage for teen pregnancy?

Depends on location: Most of the us has at least prenatal coverage through state health insurance. Be sure to check for this. ...Read more

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Which would you choose? Teen pregnancy or abortion?

Which would you  choose? Teen pregnancy or abortion?

Political question: Right-to-life versus choice. Pregnancy must automatically be associated with responsibility that often follows a thoughless moment of pleasure. They have created a human life, whether they want the baby or not. Can they discard it at will? ...Read more

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Health site help: what is effective against teen pregnancy?

Abstinence: This sounds too obvious but we are failing to teach our young that they need a sense of responsibility for fhe consequence of their actions. Unfortunately it is the lack of discipline in home and school, the seeds of ultimate decline in our culture! if it sounds old fashioned, it is the philosophy of the ages and still good. ...Read more

Dr. Ralph Wharton
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Teen Pregnancy (Definition)

Teen pregnancy is a condition where a teenage female between the ages of 13 and 19 becomes pregnant. It is often associated with increased risks to the ...Read more